For our initial Horned Skoldiers podcast, Scott and I discuss Randy Moss and Ahmad Rashad being inducted into the Vikings Ring of Honor.
Randy Moss of course took the league by storm during the 1998 season where the Vikings had a record of 15 wins and one loss but lost in the NFC Championship Game to the Atlanta Falcons.
Moss then had plenty of great years and also has a highlight reel on YouTube that rivals any athlete to ever play any sport.
Moss was a special athlete that most of us only see once-in-a-lifetime and Vikings’ fans may never see a wide receiver like him again. Moss bounced around the league after being traded to the Oakland Raiders by having stints with the New England Patriots and ultimately ended with the San Francisco 49ers.
Rashad is mostly known for his post-career broadcasting of all sports on multiple networks. Although most young fans never witnessed his play-making ability, Rashad is credited with one of the most notable plays in Minnesota Vikings’ History.
The year was 1980 and the Vikings needed a win to make the NFL Playoffs against the 10-4 Cleveland Browns. All hope seemed to dissipate when the Vikings had 14 seconds to go 80 yards to win the game. After a successful hook and ladder reception ended out of bounds with five seconds remaining, Tommy Kramer then hooked up with Rashad in the end zone as time expired. The hail Mary is known as “the miracle at the Met” to all NFL historians and may be the greatest end to any Vikings’ game ever.
Congrats to the two newest members of the Vikings Ring of Honor as fans only can hope their feats are emulated and duplicated by more players in purple.
Listen to “Horned Skoldiers: Vikings Weekly Show Moss and Rashad Inducted into Vikings Ring of Fame” on Spreaker.